I don’t know why but in January or the mid winter in general I always get bitten by a cooking bug! Always. I get this urge to get our freezer stocked up for the long winter months. (Although I rarely get to the point of actually freezing them up.) So I start browsing cookbooks and at the end of my reading I totally feel like Nigella or Jamie Oliver thinking that I can do it all! So when I want to try something new from a cookbook, my limit is to do two new recipes in one week. No more than that. I have to keep my feet on the ground and be realistic. It has happened a couple of times before that when I get one of these cooking inspirations, I get all excited, go shopping for groceries and sometimes I have to get expensive ingredients, different oils for example. And then I realize that I don’t have the time to execute my want to do or try recipes. Something else comes up. I forget. Or simply I just get lazy.
My Christmas gift to myself was Oh She Glows newest cookbook. I got the first one a couple of years ago when it came out, and I loved it so much that I had to get this new one as well. It’s full of notes already. What I usually do with a cookbook in my hands is that I rip a piece of paper or put a little sticky note between the recipes what I want to do in a couple of days or try them in the future. And now that I’ve been browsing through this new book – pretty much all the recipes look so delicious and pretty simple. Easiness and simplicity are really important to me.
A cold weather and snow on the ground, also somebody on the news said that there will be plenty more snow this coming weekend. So I want to make something comforting like chili or stew. I haven’t quite decided yet 🙂 Can’t wait to get started though!